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, because businesses and wall street needs clarity and direction and for some time it's been an environment of uncertainty. it's why you've seen stagnant in the employment numbers. gdp at 1.3%. the fed is keeping the interest rates very low now in order to make sure there's a backdrop for economic growth and expansion. we need fiscal leadership out of washington to basically say which way the economy will go. >> you mentioned wall street, what wall street doesn't like is uncertainty. but does wall street -- i think the traditional thinking is, well, wall street, when a republican is elected, they kind of like that, because they generally view that as being a pro business person in office. and generally a democrat bringing more regulation perhaps, which wall street might not like. is that a fair assumption? >> i would say so, to a certain degree. we need regulation, but not overregulation. if you look at a lot of surveys of the fortune 500 ceos now, a lot of them are saying there's too much regulation and there's more to come down the road with franks. franks will present five new government
to revise it and her reputation. >> when i come into an environment like hp, you know what i do? i try to figure out what this company does well, and then could we do more of that? >> reporter: but when they gave her an hp laptop a year ago, meg whitman was not impressed. >> well, i said it was a brick. and i must say, i feel a little badly. but i think they understood what i meant, which is we can do better. >> reporter: today, hp unveils its elite pad, a tablet for business and the centerpiece of a new line of products that combine hp's engineering and whitman's imprint. design. >> maybe that's the biggest change in technology over the last few years, people want something they feel proud to carry, that makes you feel great as a user. >> reporter: it's been a tough first year for whitman. hp hp's pretty and butter sales fell. whitman is cutting 29,000 jobs. a billionaire in her own right, this is not a job she needs. so why take on this high-stakes challenge? >> yeah. because hp matters. >> reporter: founded by bill hulett and dave pack arrested in a pallo alto garage, hp is the corn
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